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“Our prayers are with Bessie and family. God Bless her ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Virginia Cognato Gaumond - Hoover, AL


Bessie Rose Magro, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at the age of 89. She was born on Monday, June 29, 1931, in Hammond, La. Bessie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved playing games with her grandchildren. She loved gardening, playing board games and baking. Bessie was never idle, she was always busy. She loved her ceramic ducks and cats and especially loved watching the "Young and the Restless" on television. Bessie was a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bessie is survived by her 3 sons, Joe Magro Jr. and his wife Christy, Danny Magro and his wife Linda, and Alan Magro; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Stang; and brothers Luke Iverstine Jr., and Dave Iverstine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Francis Stafford Iverstine; husband, Joseph Peter Magro; 5 sisters; and 1 brother.

Visitation for Family and Friends will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 12:00 pm until the Funeral Service begins at 2:00 pm at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, La. 70401.

Interment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hammond, Louisiana.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 1-800-478-5833.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.